Historic Railroad Maps
Early in 1965, a railroad map shows a proposed rail line over the Missouri river and through the Carter Valley (now Blair). The speculation of this line interested John I. Blair, whose company bought up the land on the Nebraska side and platted a town, named for Mr. Blair. Train traffic was ferried across the river (or by ice bridge during the cold frozen winter) until a bridge was built in 1883. Rail lines were laid north of through De Soto, Blair, Herman and further north.
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